Re: [xsl] no XSLT Jobs USA

Subject: Re: [xsl] no XSLT Jobs USA
From: "Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:25:41 -0000
XSLT as a :one-of-the-skillset" is specifically true in the USA
market. I was once Called in for an interview for XML architect and I
was being asked Java questions, which followed questions in Python
etc... They finally asked me what processors did I use for XML .. and
difference between for-each and apply-templates.

i think i dont believe XSLT can be one of the skillset as opposed to a
specialist job... when i finally landed on a job 4years back, xslt was
being coded by java developers and omg what a hacky approach was
that!!?? i dont blame them.. like Mike Kay said,  its  just that they
had not spent a lot of time into the fine details and techniques of
xslt and they were developers that only use the language occasionally,
and are therefore not experts in its finer points... we were able to
reduce time and increase performance by simple re doing the code

Same was with xsd designers... we are still not able to understand why
an xml was created in a way that makes XSLT coding complicated...after
numerous meetings , i figured that the xsd was designed by copying
stuff from internet and they had no solid evidences to support their
xsd design..*palm on face* . nobody seems to understand XML is too big
now to consider as a by-the-way skillset..

Its unfortunate decision makers in usa think its not an expert
position.. UK is far better in this aspect. hopefully they dont change
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On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 4:20 AM, Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 16 Aug 2017, at 01:48, Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Is USA bad for XSLT developers?
>> There is not one job for people from this elite club?
> StackOverflow currently has 9 job openings tagged XSLT, of which 5 are in
Germany (Germany is also probably Saxonica's strongest market, if you exclude
sales to software companies). These ads all list XSLT as one of a long list of
technologies they are interested in, which reflects the fact that developers
these days have to be multi-skilled. I don't think there can be many people
who are full-time XSLT developers. It's just one of the tools in your kitbag.
> I never in my professional life used any of the programming languages that I
learnt at University; though I have always used the skills I acquired when
learning them. People should leave University with the ability to pick up any
programming language that's thrown at them.
> Based on StackOverflow Q&A traffic, XSLT is somewhere between 20 and 30 in
the ranked list of programming languages, which is pretty high for a
special-purpose language. But it wouldn't surprise me if the ranking is
actually inflated by the fact that many XSLT developers only use the language
occasionally, and are therefore not experts in its finer points.
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica

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